Our Firm

Powers & Powers P.C. is a Vermont law firm handling cases in personal injury litigation, divorce and family law, real estate and business matters, and wills and estate planning.

We understand that every matter is unique: some clients need a tough advocate to get the outcome they deserve. Some matters need a careful approach to respect the relationships involved.  A good advocate can often do both, and our most important skill is finding out what our clients want to accomplish.

We make your top priority our top priority.





Donald (Tad) Powers is a lawyer, mediator, arbitrator and conflict coach with over thirty years’ experience in litigation, negotiation, mediation and conflict coaching.

Legal Experience: Attorney practicing civil litigation and transactional and municipal law since 1974. Member Vermont and Florida Bars, Vermont Bar Association. Admitted United States District and Circuit Courts of Appeal and United States Supreme Court. Former partner in Powers, English, Carroll & Ritter, PC and Powers & Byers LLP, Middlebury, Vt.  Representative clients include municipalities and school districts, manufacturing and technology businesses, contractors, real estate developers, non-profit organizations, families and individuals.

Dispute Resolution  Experience and Organizations: Mediator and arbitrator in civil, business, real estate, employment, professional liability, organizational, school/municipal, family and personal injury cases since 1994. Member Vermont Bar Association ADR Committee (Chair 2001-2004),  Member of Vermont Environmental Court Mediation Advisory Group, member Vermont Environmental Court Mediation Panel, former member Department of Education Mediator Panels and former Hearing Officer Vermont Department of Education; Adjunct Professor of Law, Environmenatal Dispute Resolution, ADR and Mediation, Vermont Law School, Guest Lecturer in Negotiation, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.   Visit Vermont Law School at www.vermontlaw.edu. In 2015, I was named to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in recognition of excellence in the field of mediation.




Adam L. Powers is an attorney and mediator with a broad Vermont practice, including personal injury and other civil litigation, wills and estate planning, real estate transactions and disputes, business formation, appellate advocacy, and negotiation in its many forms.

Adam has been practicing law since 2011, and takes pride in carefully applying all of the legal tools available to help clients, while also considering the relationships, costs, and other factors involved. His goal is to close each file with a result that is tailored to what the client wants.

Adam is an adjunct Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, teaching or co-teaching several courses a year in the areas of negotiation and representing clients in the context of mediation.

Adam is also a skilled mediator, serving as a problem-solving neutral in a wide range of disputes, including serving as a contract mediator for the Vermont Department of Education in Special Education disputes.


For mediation or arbitration questions, visit our Marks Powers LLP partnership website at www.markspowers.com.